Frizzer asked in SportsBaseball · 1 decade ago

Is winning games in MLB directly proportionate to team payrolls?

The average team payroll for the Yankees from 2002 to 2007 is $175 million per year, the Red Sox $118 million per year, and the Oakland A's $57 million per year. During this six year period the Yankees have won 497 games, the Red Sox 467 games, and the A's 471 games. As you look at these numbers do they tell you that team payroll is not a driving factor as to who will win, or does it tell you that Billy Beane is a much better GM than Brian Cashman or Theo Epstein?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Payroll can affect how well teams do but it's not always a contributing factor. There are a lot of small market teams will small payrolls that do well. Just because the Yankees and Sox have large payrolls doesn't mean that they will always win.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Billy 'Money Ball' Beane is a very good GM, Doug Melvin (Breweres) is getting there (strong farm system), I also think Epstein is better than Cashman, I woner what he will do after he gets fired this year.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How many world series has billy beane won?? no one cares about how many regular season games you win....you can go 162-0, and loose in the first round of the playoffs, and that would be a bad season!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. This is why poor welfare workers tend to be less skilled than Wall Street educated decent businesspeople.

    God bless wall street

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  • 1 decade ago

    JACKASS!!!!

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